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Correlational findings

Study Ruvolo (1998): study US Detroit 1987

Public:
Newly wed couples, USA, followed one year 1987-1988
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 634
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In the first wave of study, they were interviewed seprately face to face. In the second wave, it is interviewd via telephone.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Same time perception of mariage as happy
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1, shortly after marriage, and T2 one year later
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Self report on single question
Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage?
1: not too happy
2: just about average
3: happiervthan average
4: very happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,41 p < .05 Wives: T1 happy marriage by T1 general happiness O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +12 p < .05 Husband: T1 happy marriage by T1 general happiness O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,28 p < .05 Wives: T2 happy marriage by T2 general happiness O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,50 p < .05 Husband: T2 happy marriage by T2 general happiness